Courses, Conferences, Workshops

Embodying your Teaching: Center and Periphery

CUPFA is inviting part-time faculty to register for an upcoming workshop aimed at helping teachers enhance their knowledge of embodied teaching through a variety of simple techniques and discussion. The workshop will be taught by part-time faculty member Florence Figols and educational consultant/teachers’ trainer, Geneviève Emond.

Location: Centre for Teaching and Learning, FB 620

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020

Time: 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Instructors: Geneviève Emond & Florence Figols

Please register now as spaces are limited!


Embodying your Teaching: Center and Periphery

Engage your body at the center of your teaching to manage your class with ease

An experiential workshop designed to explore how we perceive our living body while teaching. The main objectives are to enhance the awareness embedded in the dynamic relational-process with students that teaching involves while strengthening the relation with our own body (self).

How does one improve teaching through embodiment? How to be well-grounded in order to be present for the students at the same time?  How to cope with the stress involved in delivering content in order to foster a more enjoyable and healthy teaching practice?

Through simple embodied exercises and discussions, you will be invited to share your own teaching experiences in order to construct a common understanding of the relationship with self as well as between self and students; you will be able to use that understanding to apply to your teaching every day. Accordingly, this workshop is offered in a Community of Practice format (Wenger).

This workshop is co-sponsored by CUPFA and the Centre for Teaching and Learning.